Girl Scouts Learn about Food Insecurities in Lycoming; Volunteers at Local Food Bank


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Girl Scouts Learn about Food Insecuritites in Lycoming; Volunteers at Local Food Bank

(Williamsport, Pa.)- On November 7, 2017 approximately 40 local Girl Scouts from Service Unit  624 visited the Williamsport Hub of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to learn about how food insecurity impacts their community and ways they could help those in need.

The Girl Scouts learn that the local food bank provided approximately 4 million pounds of food 

The Girl Scouts completed three activities at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank including:

1. Decorated placements for West End Christian Community Center (WECCC) who will distribute the cheerful placements during a free Thanksgiving meal. 

2. Older Girl Scouts worked with other food bank volunteers to pack over 500 boxes of non-perishable food in under two hours. 

3. Younger Girl Scouts sorted two, 500-pound crates of apples for local distribution.

Lastly, all the Girl Scouts took a tour of the warehouse to see how donations and food flows through the warehouse and helps those in need. 

 

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